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Not a toy: Fire officials seek ban on lighters that look like skateboards, phones and animals

DES MOINES, Iowa - The cartoonish plastic frog with bulging eyes could be a children's toy - but for the torch-like flame that bursts from the novelty lighter's head.

February 27, 2008 | By AMY LORENTZEN Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 2/13

DEAR ABBY: When I recently moved to Ohio, I left behind a group of dear friends. One of them, "Cheryl," and I talk on the phone almost every night.

February 27, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 2/13

In his song "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush," Steve Winwood included this line: "The race is on, I'm out to win, before I start I must begin."

February 27, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


BlackBerry service outage frustrates users once again; company says cause under investigation

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The company that makes the ubiquitous, addictive BlackBerry smart phones said Tuesday it was still looking into what caused the second widespread service disruption in less than a year.

February 27, 2008 | By JORDAN ROBERTSON AP Technology Writer | National


Dear Abby 2/12

DEAR READERS: In late October, I printed a letter from "Tab in Swansea, Ill.," who asked what I perceive to be the main problem in society today. I responded that, as my column reflects, there is more than one. Then I asked what you, my readers, think is society's greatest problem - and the roof fell in! Your response was enormous, and I wish I could share all of it, but space does not permit. Today and tomorrow I'll print a sample:

February 27, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


AP Centerpiece: Foreclosures rising as share of sold homes in hard-hit cities, hurting prices

WASHINGTON - A growing share of home sales are from foreclosures, especially in states hardest hit by the housing bust. In some parts of California lately, nearly 50 percent of home sales come from foreclosed houses.

February 27, 2008 | By ALAN ZIBEL AP Business Writer | National


Speaker threatens to disband Iraq parliament; lawmakers snarled over budget, provincial powers

BAGHDAD - The speaker of Iraq's fragmented parliament threatened Tuesday to disband the legislature, saying it is so riddled with distrust it appears unable to adopt the budget or agree on a law setting a date for provincial elections.

February 27, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Followers of pro-democracy leader Suu Kyi stage protest to call for Myanmar reform

YANGON, Myanmar - Supporters of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi protested Tuesday to demand democracy in Myanmar, days after the military regime said it would hold elections in 2010 under a new constitution likely to entrench the junta's powerful position.

February 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Crews battling smoldering sugar refinery fire in Georgia turn to private company for help

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. - Frustrated fire officials are turning to a private firefighting company to help fight the stubborn, high-temperature blaze at a sugar refinery that continues despite the dropping of thousands of gallons of water by a helicopter.

February 27, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Kenyan roses take armed escorts as growers push for Valentine’s Day

NAIVASHA, Kenya - In a country strangled by anger and fear, it is taking armed escorts and emergency airlifts to make sure that Kenya's most warmhearted export - the rose - arrives in time for Valentine's Day.

February 27, 2008 | By HEIDI VOGT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China targets Web sites, Internet cafes in crackdown on overly violent online games

BEIJING - Seeking to ferret out online games considered overly violent or unhealthy, China has targeted illegal Web sites, computer markets and Internet cafes as part of a campaign to rein in juvenile crime.

February 27, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Danish police arrest 3 suspects in plot to kill cartoonist who drew Prophet Muhammad

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Danish authorities on Tuesday arrested three people suspected of plotting a cartoonist's assassination for his depiction of the Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban that enraged Muslims two years ago.

February 27, 2008 | By JAN M. OLSEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


University student who challenged official denies being arrested, charges media manipulation

HAVANA - A university student and Cuban government officials on Tuesday strongly denied reports that the student was arrested for questioning the Communist country's travel and Internet restrictions last month.

February 27, 2008 | By ANITA SNOW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Venezuela’s oil minister says ’we’re ready’ to cut off oil to US if necessary

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela is ready to cut off oil supplies to the United States if pressed into an ''economic war,'' the country's oil minister said in an interview published Tuesday, echoing a threat by President Hugo Chavez.

February 27, 2008 | By FABIOLA SANCHEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israeli plan for more homes in east Jerusalem brings new trouble to talks with Palestinians

JERUSALEM - Israel announced plans Tuesday to build more than 1,000 homes in disputed east Jerusalem, infuriating the Palestinians and triggering a new crisis in already troubled peace talks.

February 27, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Statesboro Farmers Market’s volunteer leader receives rare DAR award

Debra Chester was recently recognized by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution for her extensive volunteer work with the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern hosts Sexual Assault and Spring Break Awareness Week

Georgia Southern University's Sexual Assault Response Team is hosting Sexual Assault & Spring Break Awareness Week on campus this week through Thursday. The week aims to unify individuals against sexual violence with two major events scheduled throughout the week as part of the campaign.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern announces ticket distribution for Archie Manning

Georgia Southern University will welcome Archie Manning, a former NFL player and member of the National Football Foundation's College Hall of Fame, to Hanner Fieldhouse on Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. as part of the university's Leadership Lecture Series.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Concerns over drug prompt delay of Georgia woman's execution

JACKSON, Ga. - Citing concerns about the drug to be used in a lethal injection, corrections officials in Georgia postponed the execution of the state's only female death row inmate for the second time in a week.

March 03, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press




Peterson just 1 of the players left in limbo by ruling

BOSTON - There is a defensive end heading for free agency who had 15 sacks in his last full season. The kind of player a team can build a pass rush around, if he were spending more time on the football field and less in the courts fighting domestic abuse charges.

March 02, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Franchise tag' time for NFL

NFL games have begun for 2015.

March 02, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Follow-up to Daytona falls flat

NASCAR did not have its finest weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the follow-up to the Daytona 500 began with the theft of a race car and a parked SUV rolling into Denny Hamlin's motorhome.

March 02, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Harrington wins in playoff

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Whether he was piling up majors or playing so poorly that he lost his PGA Tour card, Padraig Harrington never wavered from one goal in golf. Just get him anywhere near the lead with nine holes to play, and he would happily take his chances.

March 02, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


5 Statesboro attorneys selected as 'Super Lawyers'

Four Statesboro attorneys recently were selected to the prestigious 2015 Georgia Super Lawyer list and one to the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Georgia.

March 02, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - New Zaxby's to be largest in restaurant's chain

Probably the most anticipated restaurant construction in town is the new Zaxby's at the corner of Chandler Road and Georgia Avenue adjacent to the Georgia Southern campus.

March 02, 2015 | | Local


Mother of Georgia man killed by police denies he was armed

SAVANNAH - The mother of a handcuffed man killed by police said Monday she doesn't believe investigators' findings that her son was armed with a gun, and she suspects a cover-up to protect the officer who shot him five times.

March 02, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


New medical marijuana bill in Senate stricter than House's

ATLANTA - A senator said Monday that he has filed a new bill to legalize medicinal marijuana in Georgia that would avoid legal problems that could arise under the House version, which passed overwhelmingly last week.

March 02, 2015 | By BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Statesboro Herald still seeks nominations for Deen Day Smith Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

March 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Portal-area man dies in head-on collision

A Portal-area man was killed Saturday morning in a two-car accident on Georgia Highway 119.

March 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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